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Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviour


   Department of Psychology


About the Project

Antisocial behaviour is a very wide-ranging term including fighting, stealing, and temper tantrums among many other things. It may not make sense to consider these behaviours as a single construct but to identify meaningful subsets that may have different causes, outcomes and respond well to different treatments. Currently popular classification schemes are based on age at onset and the presence of callousness. Projects can investigate the effectiveness of different classification schemes in a range of existing large-scale datasets. This project would be particularly suited to someone wishing to develop skills in advanced quantitative methodologies.  

Initial reading:  

Moffitt, T. E. (2018). Male antisocial behaviour in adolescence and beyond. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(3), 177-186. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0309-4

De Brito, S. A., Forth, A. E., Baskin-Sommers, A. R., Brazil, I. A., Kimonis, E. R., Pardini, D., . . . Viding, E. (2021). Psychopathy. Nature Reviews Disease Primers, 7(1), 49. doi:10.1038/s41572-021-00282-1


Funding Notes

Self funded or externally sponsored students only. Intakes are usually October and March annually.

NB The University has some scholarships under competition each year. More details can be found - View Website

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